Michelin expands wide-tire line

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Michelin’s has added two models, the XDA-HT and the XTE, to its X-One wide single line. The original X-One, introduced in a 445/50R22.5, is available now in a 455/55R22.5.

The X-One XDA-HT, designed for over-the-road use on tandem axle trailers, delivers weight and fuel savings compared to traditional duals. With a 26/32-inch tread depth, it furnishes longer removal mileage, excellent traction in all weather conditions, increased resistance to scrubbing, improved ride comfort and increased fuel economy, the company says.

The X-One XTE, an ultra-low-aspect single trailer tire that replaces a 22.5 dual, providing weight savings and improved fuel economy compared to duals. The company says it has excellent resistance to scrubbing, 16/32-inch tread depth for long removal mileage and 12 percent less vibration than duals.

Based on fleet testing, says Michelin, the XDA-HT yields a 5-7 percent saving in fuel, while the XDA gets 8-10 percent. Eight fleets found the tires live 7 percent longer than duals.
In all X-One applications, going from two wheels to one per axle end reduces weight, lowers rolling resistance, reduces the number of flexing sidewalls and improves fuel economy, according to the company. Also, fewer wheels also means fewer tires to mount, dismount, inspect and rotate.

Michelin (www.michelintruck.com)